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Waco Comic Con returns to the Extraco Events Center this weekend.
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China Aid President and founder, Bob Fu, speaks on religious freedom at Global Religious Freedom Summit panel. See News, page 3
Friday | March 20, 2015
An upsetting loss
3-seed Bears fall to 14-seed GSU in first round of NCAA Tournament By Shehan Jeyarajah Sports Editor
Baylor seemed to have it. The game was a little close for comfort throughout, but Baylor held a twopoint lead with its best free-throw shooter at the line. Senior guard Kenny Chery stepped up for a one-and-one opportunity, 15 seconds remaining, his Baylor career on the line. As he had done 186 times before in his Baylor career, he went through his motions and shot a free throw. It ricocheted off the back iron. GSU picked up the defensive rebound and pushed the ball upcourt. With only seconds on the clock, Panther guard R.J Hunter launched a contested three-pointer from nearly 10 feet beyond the arc. Nothing but net. “He just made a contested three,” Chery said. “There was nothing we could do about it. We did our job and he just made it.” Just like that, No. 3-seed Baylor’s season came to an unceremonious close in a thrilling 57-56 loss to No. 14-seed Georgia State on
Thursday in the second round of the NCAA Tournament at Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Fla. “We’ve been preparing all season for moments like these,” junior forward Royce O’Neale said. “He just made a good shot.” Baylor had several chances to
“We’ve been a tough team, and I feel bad the way that the last five minutes went.” Scott Drew | Head coach
put the game away earlier. Junior forward Rico Gathers hit two free throws to give Baylor a 12-point lead with only 2:39 remaining. After that point, Baylor had eight possessions the rest of the game. The Bears couldn’t muster a point over that stretch. Conversely, Hunter posted one of his best stretches of the season. The NBA prospect hit four straight shots, including a pair of three-
pointers as he scored 12 points out of 13 unanswered for Georgia State. “The thing I’m disappointed with is all year long we’ve executed down the stretch,” head coach Scott Drew said. “We’ve been a tough team and I feel bad the way that the last five minutes went.” Baylor got off to a hot start, taking a 16-6 lead four-and-ahalf minutes into the game behind a pair of three-pointers from O’Neale. The Bears then went almost six minutes without a field goal as Georgia State cut the lead to 17-14. The two teams went back and forth to close the first half, but junior forward Taurean Prince was the difference. Prince scored 10 points in the half, including a three-pointer that bounced in as the half expired to give Baylor a 33-30 lead. Baylor opened the second half by turning over the ball on its first three possessions, but Baylor stayed in front after Chery nailed a SEE MBB, page 7
Georgia State’s Markus Crider, left, freshman forward Johnathan Motley, second from left, junior forward Rico Gathers, second from right, go after a rebound during the second half in the second round of the NCAA college basketball tournament in Jacksonville, Fla.Baylor lost 57-56.
Baylor alum to return as School of Education dean By Amanda Yarger Reporter
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Turkeys, chicks, ducklings, oh my
Waco 2-year-old Ziva Guajardo pauses before petting a duckling at Mayborn Museum’s Spring in the Village event. In addition to turkeys, chicks and ducklings, there was live music by Dick Gimble and Friends from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
After a lengthy search, Dr. Michael K. McLendon will be returning back to his alma mater as the new dean for Baylor’s School of Education. Dr. David Garland, the university’s provost and executive vice president, announced the news Thursday morning. The search for the new dean began nine months ago following Dr. Jon Engelhardt’s announcement he would be retiring. McLendon will assume the role of dean of the School of Education on July 1. “I think he brings important McLendon knowledge and important background,” Engelhardt said. “He has served as executive associate dean at Vanderbilt, as well as his current position at SMU. While under-
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BU email storage space to increase The process begins today for students to receive more storage for their email accounts. Pattie Orr, , made an appearance at the Student Senate meeting Thursday in the Cashion Academic Center to announce the implementation of doubling email storage for student accounts. Orr attended the meeting to announce initiatives being taken by Information Technology Systems in order to improve online systems for students. The first announcement was a reminder students that the online grading system will be officially moving over to Canvas this year. The system that students have used in the past, Blackboard, will officially be terminated in December, said Orr. “We have been working hard to help the faculty make the transition,” Orr said. The second announcement regarded the email storage. “Even though the press says students don’t use emails, I don’t think that’s quite right,” Orr said. “Some of y’all
graduate teaching education is not his field, he has the experience, and I think that will keep us moving.” McLendon is a professor and associate dean of Southern Methodist University’s Simmons School of Education and Human Development. Engelhardt will be retiring after his eight years serving as dean for the School of Education, and he plans to stay in Waco with his family. “As a Baptist, a sixth-generation Texan and a proud Baylor alum, I am honored by the opportunity to return home to Baylor, to help this great university achieve the fullness of its vision, ‘Pro Ecclesia, Pro Texana, Pro Futuris,’” McLendon said in a press release. Members of the decision committee met weekly to discuss the candidates and the criteria the applicants would be expected to meet, said Dr. Mia MoodyRamirez, associate professor of journalism. Moody-Ramirez served as an outside faculty member to the committee that consisted of 11 members, including a graduate student, faculty and the divisional
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Pattie Orr, Vice President for Information Technology and Dean of University Libraries, spoke to student government Thursday about the transition from Blackboard to Canvas as well as doubling the Baylor Outlook inbox space from 300 MB to 600 MB.
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Student Senate unanimously passed a bill at Thursday’s meeting that recommended visitation hours for all residence halls across campus be the same. The bill was cleared through the Senate’s Campus Improvements and Affairs committee, which handles issues related to recycling, parking sustainability, safety and buildings. According to the bill, halls like Martin, Collins, South and North Russell and Penland all have visitation hours are from 1 p.m. to 10 p.m. on weekdays and 1 p.m. to midnight on weekends. Halls like
Brooks, Brooks Flats, North and East Village, however, have visitation hours from 10 a.m. to 2 a.m. every day. “East and North Village tend to have more upperclassmen, and thats why the hours are longer,” said Sulfur Springs junior Ayana Taylor, a North Village community leader. Woodinville, Wash., senior Gannon McCahill said one of the justifications for having different hours among the halls was different demographics. McCahill said the administration gave longer curfews to halls that had 50 percent or more upperclassmen. SEE
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